HOST INTRO: If you’re a renter in New York City, there’s about a 50/50 chance your apartment is rent-stabilized. But the laws that outline protection for renters expire every four years. When they do, New Yorkers lobby the state legislature. Tenants want to expand renter protections. Landlords want to reduce them. As the bills come […]
Yesterday would have been Jane Jacobs’ 101st birthday. Jacobs was an author, a journalist, and most famously, a community organizer who fought to preserve neighborhoods for the people who live in them. This weekend, people in cities all over the world will remember her through Jane’s Walks. Max Hauptman joined a tour through Chinatown. […]
For decades, burial in a casket was the way to go. Most Americans didn’t give it a second thought. But that’s changing. Cemeteries in the city will soon be at capacity as burial spaces are becoming few and far between. Meg Dalton reports on how the funeral is heating up in New York City. —- […]
Evictions in New York City are down. According to tenant advocacy group Housing Court Answers – almost 20 percent from 2014.That’s the lowest they’ve been in a decade. The mayor credits new city programs aimed at helping low-income tenants. But as Tyler Pratt reports, many feel evictions are still a big problem, even, an epidemic.
The mayor’s plan, Housing New York, promises to affordably house hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers in the next decade. But some residents in the communities that would be affected say they’re concerned that new affordable housing would be anything but. Tyler Pratt reports from Brooklyn.